Untangling the paradox: Obesity as prognostic marker in prevalent cardiovascular disease.


Few conditions are more universally accepted as serious risk factors for preventable cardiovascular disease (CVD) than obesity. From a population health perspective, it is estimated that obesity is a contributing factor for 1 in 5 deaths each year in the United States. Excess body weight has been associated with elevated risk for coronary heart disease… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.11.005